Darla Jean Hood (She was born in Leedey, Oklahoma, November 8, 1931 - June 13, 1979) was an American child actress, best known as the leading lady in the Our Gang series from 1935 to 1941. She made her debut at age four in the 1935 film Our Gang Follies of 1936 and was soon given a role in The Bohemian Girl with Laurel and Hardy. From 1935 to 1941, she continued to play in Our Gang. She is well remembered for her coquettish character, typically the love interest of Alfalfa, Butch, or (occasionally) Waldo.
One of her most memorable moments was singing "I'm in the Mood for Love" in The Pinch Singer. Hood's final appearance Our Gang film was 1941's "Wedding Worries".
In 1956 she married Jose Nieto (aka Jose Granson) who is involved in the recording world, he re-launched Darla's musical career and in 1957 recorded for Encino records the songs "No Secret Now / Witches Brew. She is accompanied by the group The Rocketeers (Modern records).
1960, Acama records the record label of Darla's husband republishes the songs released in 1957 for Encino records and next year, 1961, she recorded on this label two new songs "Anytime -Anywhere / Hurt, Hurt, Hurt. All these songs are present in the doo wop guides.